Dance On

The Callers

We have 3 regular callers who work individually or if required can work together usually in pairs. Having 2 callers is unusual, but it can have advantages:

We are covered by insurance and are all CRB checked for working with children. The health and safety of you and your guests is a primary concern and we conduct risk assessments which can be produced in writing together with method statements if required. Some of our callers are trained First Aiders.


John ScholeyJohn Scholey

Ceilidh caller “extraordinaire” Morris dancer, melodeon player and all round human dynamo! John has been calling barn dances and ceilidhs for more years than he cares to mention. He is very knowledgeable about the dance repertoire and has a particular liking for and expertise in Scottish Country Dancing. If you book John to call for your function using recorded music he is likely to whip out his melodeon and drum machine to add some live music to the mix.

Always colourful and larger than life, John is also the official Town Crier for Royal Tunbridge Wells and can MC for your event as well as providing the entertainment.


Liz ScholeyLiz Scholey

Liz is a highly qualified teacher of dance, an Associate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance and holder of their Certificate of Dance Education. When she got together with John she was introduced to Ceilidh and Barn dances, (not to mention Morris) and has been calling with John (now her husband) and individually ever since. She in turn introduced John to Line Dance and Latin American so they are both now “all-rounders”. Liz brings her own witty, glamorous style to any event and is particularly good with children.


Gillie PopeGillie Pope

Gillie is an experienced dancer and teacher of dance and, like Liz, is an Associate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. She can turn her hand to almost any dance style although her specialism is Line Dance and she and Liz run Pink Cadillacs Line Dancing, providing regular classes and a Display Team. As a teacher, she is excellent at providing dance for children. Gillie and Liz have both received specialist training in inclusive dance and can suggest dances for guests who are less able, including wheelchair users, although if there are special requirements it helps to know in advance.